Norfolk school technician wins new IOP Technician Award

This year the IOP has honoured technicians, recognising and celebrating their skills and experience and their contribution to the ways physics impacts on all of us. There were four categories: secondary school, further education and higher education, business and/or facilities and team. Each winner received a prize of £1,000, a trophy and a certificate, which were presented at the Institute of Physics annual awards dinner in November.

Grainne McAdam, of Caister Academy, was the winner of the first IOP Technician Award 

Grainne has looked at ways she can best support teachers

“Grainne is senior science technician at Caister Academy. She has secured funding for pupil activities and set up a local science technician network, now with nearly 60 members, since she took over the role. The department has not had a physics specialist teacher for many years and Grainne has looked at ways she can best support teachers within the team who are teaching physics.”

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